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Japan's Matsuyama makes history as Masters champ

With the weight of a nation on his shoulders, 29-year-old Hideki Matsuyama held on to win the 85th U.S. Masters in Augusta, Georgia on Sunday -- making history as the first ever Japanese man to win a major.

Matsuyama, who started the day with a four-shot lead over a quartet that included playing competitor Xander Schauffele and Masters debutant Will Zalatoris, carded a one-over-par 73 that left him at 10 under on the week at the year's first major.

Americans Zalatoris, a 24-year old who is not even a full-time member on the PGA Tour, finished in second place at 9 under after shooting a 2-under 70, and Schauffele came in third.

Matsuyama grew emotional after becoming champion, and told reporters said he was thinking about his wife and young daughter in Japan on the day of his victory.